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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th April 2022.

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Photo of Lord Goodlad Lord Goodlad Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had regarding the provision of (1) hearing aids, (2) stop smoking services, and (3) treatment for hypertension, to (a) reduce dementia risk, and (b) promote brain health.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

There have been no specific discussions. However, the Department is preparing a new dementia strategy, which will include a focus on prevention and risk reduction. As part of this work, in December 2021 the Department had discussions with the British Academy of Audiology on hearing loss as a risk factor for dementia.

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